Market Reports

17 December 2014

India: a new dawn arises

India's cement sector has been slow to witness a recovery in demand growth rates, but FY14-15 is expected to be the turning point. Better pricing in most regions is also likely to lead to higher profitability for some producers.

03 December 2014

Mongolia on the move

Mongolia's cement industry has reached a new and exciting phase with several plant expansions and greenfield cement works due to come on-stream in the next two years.

24 November 2014

Africa's grey gold

Tony Hadley gives his second article on investors' appetite for sub-Saharan cement capacity expansion as a changing supply scenario and more stable prices begin to impact on the region.

05 November 2014

East Africa rises

Standard Investment Bank explains why there are many reasons for participation in east Africa's cement sector.

24 October 2014

Building despite uncertainty

The CIS region is undergoing significant changes as it develops new infrastructure routes and major housing programmes for the expanding regional population. ICR sees how well the cement industry is keeping pace.

01 October 2014

Germany: cautious optimism

The German cement sector remains vigilant to the potential for higher house prices and further economic headwinds, but greater need for infrastructure development provides reason for optimism.

29 September 2014

Turkey's confident approach

As Cemtech Europe 2014 heads to Istanbul, the Turkish cement sector takes centre stage with capacity additions, trading and sustainability endeavours high on the agenda.

22 September 2014

Mediterranean's changing face

The balance of new cement capacity is changing in the Mediterranean. But who are the new players What are their next moves? And what is happening in the traditional south European markets?

08 September 2014

LatAm: growth and challenges

Scotiabank Inverlat SA highlights fresh market developments across the Latin American region.

27 August 2014

Brazil: still on the expansion trail

Despite the recent cement cartel ruling by CADE and difficulties with inflation and infrastructure delays, Brazil is still on course to increase its cement production as its appetite for cement demand growth endures.

06 August 2014

Nordic warm-up

ICR analyses the Nordic cement markets of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, identifying reasons why cement demand is starting to pick up in this region.

30 July 2014

India: gateway to a new era?

As India is set for a new government in New Delhi led by Narendra Modi following the recent elections, the country’s 350Mta cement industry hopes for a new era following a year of limited growth. Recent trends appear...

23 July 2014

Africa’s renaissance

In the first of a series of articles, Tony Hadley discusses the recent political, social and economic changes that have swept the African continent and how long-term investment in the region’s cement industry becomes ...

21 July 2014

West Africa surplus looms

West Africa is one of the boom regions for new cement capacity with imports set to come under pressure, but will overcapacity soon be reached?

21 July 2014

Nigeria: West Africa's fastest-growing market

With 180m inhabitants, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. In the last decade, the country has achieved positive economic development. The government is implementing policies to attract foreign investors with ...

18 August 2014

Who controls cement trade?

CDC investigates who controls global cement and clinker trade, and offers a glimpse into ICR's Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution.